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Calling All Kid Inventors Ages 6 To 17!







What a great way to reward and inspire creativity!

Wham-O, the company that brought us Hula Hoop, Slip N Slide, Frisbee, SuperBall and Hacky Sack products, is having a big 60th year birthday bash and, to celebrate, Wham-O is inviting all kids between the ages of 6 and 17, U.S. residents only, to submit their unique toy inventions to the Kid Inventor Contest.The winner will receive $2000 and, possibly, three percent of sales! read more »

Osaka's New Amphibious Taxi Makes Waves



An ambitious, amphibious taxi has just begun regular service in Osaka, Japan's "city of water". Innovative as it is, one wonders if the high fees passengers have to shell out could cause the service to, um, flounder.
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Bill Gates Denies Microsoft will Develop Their Own “iPhone-like” Device; Bye-Bye Zune 3 Phone Concept!


The chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates, said in a recent interview that Microsoft will not produce a device to try and directly compete with the Apple iPhone - at least not in 2008. This is bad news for Microsoft supporters and for "Apple-haters" alike. read more »

Mitsubishi Revolutionizes the Television with the Introduction of Their First Laser TV


While many people are still confused about the difference between LCD, plasma, DLP, etc., Mitsubishi is already set to release a new kind of TV to the mix - laser TV. As the name implies, this new TV uses laser technology to produce what may just be the best quality picture ever. read more »

China Seeks Ancient Help For Future Job Security


While Feng Shui used to be frowned upon in communist China, those same officials that once disdained experts of this ancient craft are now turning to them for job security. read more »

Sexy New Motorola ROKR E8 Cell Phone is Sure to Turn Heads in 2008


The New Motorola ROKR E8 is a cell phone like no other. With its innovative design, music player, web browser, camera, and Bluetooth support, it's sure to start 2008 off with a bang. read more »

"Slacker Portable Player" Plays Your Own Customized Radio Stations


Some people may have already heard about the Slacker software service which allows you to create your own customized radio stations on your computer, but now you can transfer those customized stations to the Slacker Portable Player to listen on-the-go. read more »

Solar Goes Gorgeous with Sanyo's Solar Ark



Big CAN be beautiful when it comes to solar power. At over 1,000 feet wide and 120 feet tall, the Solar Ark's flowing design and unique features make it anything but an eyesore.
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New “Pacemaker” Compact DJ System is the First of its Kind - Fits in Your Pocket!


Whether you're a professional DJ or you throw a house party every now and then, the Pacemaker may be the DJ system that you've been waiting for. This DJ system is different from any other system on the market, because it's small enough to fit in your pocket and can be used in conjunction with the DJ equipment that you already have. See the video here... read more »

China Tells Kids To Get A Job


The Kids City, the very first in China, will open its doors to children aged 5-10, giving them an opportunity to live a "day in the life" of their dream jobs. read more »

Panasonic Displays the World's Largest Plasma HDTV at CES – 150 inches!


Forget about nanotechnology; when it comes to making TV's bigger is better! Panasonic displayed the world's largest Plasma HDTV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yesterday, and it has proved to be a big hit. read more »

Phone Deaf? Hear Now, Loud AND Clear




Plantronics®, for many years a leader in sound technology, has been devoting a good part of its research to enhancing sound for hearing impaired persons through its Clarity® division. The latest Clarity device to hit the market is its C4230™ telephone/answering machine that looks strictly space-age, but has all the bells, booms, and lights you need if your hearing is mildly to severely impaired right here on earth.
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Handy CD Storage Doubles as Wall Art


The design duo Eva Guillet and Aruna Ratnayake of studio.lo have discovered a whole new way to store CDs -- as wholly cool wall art made from sturdy paper cases. read more »

Twirl N’ Take My Picture: Digital Cam Powered By Hand


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a continued environmentally conscious effort Sony has added one more hand-powered prototype to their eco-list called the "Twirl N' Take". It looks and moves kind of like a pizza cutter, but it doesn't cut pizza. It takes digital pictures instead. read more »

The Sony Mylo 2 Offers “Internet On-The-Go” in a Pocket-Sized Mini PC


New for 2008 is the Sony Mylo 2, which obviously is the follow-up to the first Sony Mylo of last year. This new model offers a whole new set of features and functionality that expands upon the original Mylo's somewhat "primitive" features. For example, the new Mylo 2 sports built-in Wi-Fi G (54 Mbps) capabilities, while the first Mylo offered a much slower Wi-Fi B (11Mbps). read more »

China Joins Endeavor To Save People's Lives...and Soccer Games


Robocup, a worldwide initiative to get a team of humanoid robots prepped and able to defeat a human world champion soccer team by the year 2050, has been getting a lot of attention around the globe. Now China is starting to show distinct interest, with the continual development of the Robocup China Committee. read more »

American Inventor: Who Is The Real Winner?





Every once in awhile, I run into a three-dimensional, walking, talking and, most of all, hard-working soul, who embodies the qualities that make inventors successful. This time it's Robert ("Bobby") Amore who, with his "Toner Belt," made it to the round-of-twelve in season one of American Inventor (ABC, 2006). Bobby just happens to be one of the few contestants from season one and two who has reached the mass market with his product... now being sold as the "Walk n' Burn." read more »

Babies Are Cute From Head to Toe...(But Let's Focus On Heads Today...)


Hip hats aren't just for those with fully developed motor skills, as has been proven on the heads of various happenin' infants all across the country. read more »

New “Super bed” Should Add to the Obesity Problem in America


This new "sleep station" will give people no reason to get out of bed in the morning. The Starry Night bed, as it's called, contains enough features to allow you to stay in bed all day and surf the Web, watch movies, or listen to your digital music collection with its built-in surround sound system. You won't believe some of the features that this "super bed" sports, and it all comes with a hefty price tag. read more »

Can Fashion Designer and Taxi Really Warm up the Homeless?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year in celebration of 15 years of business TAXI and its executive creative director Steve Mykolyn decided to give back to the community. Steve came up with the 15 Below project and recruited Lida Baday, Canadian designer, to design a coat for the homeless. She designed the 15 Below jacket. read more »